Buzzing

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by RoyClark, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

    Age:
    75
    54
    Apr 13, 2019
    Stafford UK
    Fender deluxe 112 plus

    1. Switch it on with no lead attached and no buzzing, just a very faint hum.

    2. Plug in lead (amp only) buzzing.

    3. Plug the other end of the lead into the guitar, still buzzing.

    4. Gently rest my finger across the strings and the buzzing stops.

    Any ideas how to stop the buzzing ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Based on this I would look at the guitar.
     
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  3. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

    Age:
    75
    54
    Apr 13, 2019
    Stafford UK
    But it buzzes with the guitar NOT connected.

    I have just ordered a new 5m lead to see if it makes any difference.
     
  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Grounding issue, bad cable, external noise. The cable is a great first step since when no cable is in the amp it goes away but it could be an external noise and the cable is acting as an antenna.
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Uhh, I totally missed that part. Trying a new cable can’t hurt though.
     
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  6. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    If this were me i would say its perfect justification to buy another amp, probably a Fender of some sort and i’d snap up that 2005 Double Anniversary thats still available on the forum, and if that doesnt work, THEN id but a new cable. But thats just me.
     
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  7. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

    Age:
    75
    54
    Apr 13, 2019
    Stafford UK
    I just connected it to one of my other strats and the buzzing stops as soon as I connect the cable to the guitar,

    I have looked at the wiring in the guitar and all looks OK.
     
  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    That would be because the strat is grounded better or differently. It makes me wonder more about the electrical interference in your room, wiring/emf etc.
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That makes total sense.
     
  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    This.
     
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